Posted in Super Mario Patterns

Mario Themed Perler Bead Patterns

Super Mario Perler Beads???  Definitely some of our favorites.  These are 15 patterns that the kids and I have built from Super Mario games.  This post will be updated as we continue to find and build more awesome patterns.

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1.  Mario Question Block

Original Pattern by luvs to knit.  Perler beads used were black,white, and yellow using only 1 grid.

2. Mario Fire Flower

Original Pattern by Miss-Kawaii.   Used 1 grid, and the colors greenblack, red, yellow and white.

3. Mario Fire Scene

Original Pattern by kandiwolf15. Used 1 grid, and the colors light brown,cheddar, orange, gray, sandblack, red, yellow,  and white.

mario, fire, perler beads, scene

4. Toad Playing Mario

Original design by operledittemarie.  I made a couple of modifications to the colors as the original design was done with Hama beads.  We used around 4500 beads, 9 grids, and the colors light greendark bluelight bluedark brown, light gray, parrot greenlight brown, orange, gray, sandblack, red, yellow,  and white.  Also used the masking tape method to iron and pull it off the grids.  Turned out nice and flat- ready to hang or frame!

Toad playing Mario

5. Mario Coin

Original Pixel Image by Kandi Patterns.    Colors used:  yellow, black and white.

6.  Brown Lakitu?

As soon as I made this one, all three of my kids and my husband all came in and said “Brown?”  Apparently he should have been yellow!  Original pixel art- Kandi Patterns.  Used dark brown black, and white Perler Beads  (However should have used yellow according to my family!)

7.  Pipe

Original – Google Zoeken.  Interesting Design, made with black, light green, and green beads. Hoping to put something coming out of it on canvas soon.

8. POW Block

Mario’s POW Block – Original Design – Kandi Patterns.  Perler Beads Used – blue, dark blue, black, and white.

Super Mario POW Block Perler Beads Pattern Hama
Super Mario POW Block Perler Beads Pattern Hama

9.  Mushroom

Super Mario Mushroom- Perler Hama Bead Pattern

Original Designer- minecraft building    Mario Mushroom made with white, red, and black Perler Beads. 

10.  Yoshi Egg

Yoshi Egg- Super Mario Perler Hama Bead Pattern

Original Designer- ashmoon designs, deviant art.

Perler Beads used were white, black and green.

11. Mario 3 Whistle

Super Mario 3 Whistle Perler Hama Bead Pattern

Original designer- not sure (was just an uploaded picture) however if anyone knows, please let me know so I can give appropriate credit.

Perler beads used were  yellow, white, and black.

12. Mario in a Boot

Back in the day this was my absolute favorite part of Super Mario 3! Add to that, the awesome part of changing into a statue in the boot and my teenage brain was screaming.  Original pixel designer – friendship  Beads used, red, black, tan, light green, dark green, gray, and white.

13.  Ice Flower

Unfortunately the original designer of this image is a dead link.  This is an awesome ice flower using Perler beads of blue, light blue, glitter blue, white, black, green, and light green.

14.  Spring

Super Mario Spring made with Perler/Hama

Super Mario Spring, made with green, light green, white, black, brown and dark brown Perler beads.  Original by Ruben Franco

15.  Super Mario Star Earrings

These cute little stars were made using a pixel image from Kandi Patterns.  I used the pattern to make the star out of Mini Perler Beads.  I then poked a hole in the top, attached a small split ring and an earring hook and ironed.  One side I ironed so the colors would blend but the other side I left pixelated to have the best of both worlds.  My daughter loves them.

If you would like to check out some more Perler Bead Patterns, click on the Menu at the top of the page or click some of the links below.

Super Mario Perler Bead Pin Patterns

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Posted in Lego, Mario

Mario built from Lego Bricks with Time Lapse Video

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Lego Mario

My son is counting pixels once again!  This time he made a Lego Mario using only regular bricks from the Creator box set.   Using blue, yellow, red, and white bricks his goal was to make 8 bit Mario from the classic Nintendo game.  You can buy these bricks anywhere but Amazon also has multiple sets of bricks if you need some more for your collection.

He also shot a short time lapse video showing what bricks he used and how he put it together!


Posted in Gaming, Gaming Party

Gaming Party- Part 1

My oldest son decided on a gaming theme for his birthday this year.  Since he was turning 18, I decided to do a throwback to all the games he liked to play as a kid.  Pokemon was huge in his life and he still loves it. So it made sense to do a few party favors Pikachu style!

The following treats were made using yellow bunny Peeps, a red edible marker, and black icing for the ears.  Sucker sticks were inserted inside each Peep and then into a foam block.  I used red, white and black paint to paint the foam block to look like a Pokeball.  The middle “button” was made from a small piece of paper with black tape around it.

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Birthday Pikachu Peeps!


Mario is another huge game that he played while growing up.  So I began searching for  ideas to make something Mario themed.  Nerdy Nummies is one of our favorite channels to watch on YouTube.  My youngest son even bought me the cookbook for Mother’s Day.  The chef on that show is absolutely amazing!  I have nowhere near her talent but thought I would try and copy her recipe for Mario Rice Krispy Treat Stars.  Mine didn’t turn out as nearly as good as hers, but we did have fun attempting to make them and then painting the foam block to mimic dirt.  The boys loved them!

If you want to check out the original stars, I am adding the link below.

Nerdy Nummies Mario Stars

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Mario Star Rice Krispy Treats!

Please check out our pictures from this party Gaming Party -Part 2 or other birthday parties…

Posted in Mario

Lego Mario Mushroom

Lego Mario Mushroom 

My son created his version of the Lego Mario Mushroom.  On one side, you have your regular red mushroom but on the other side is the green 1-up mushroom.

This mushroom is made from only red, green, yellow and white bricks.  No special pieces required.

Posted in Mario

Lego Mario Question Block

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Mario’s question block made with Legos.

My son is constantly making things out of Legos.  

Today, he made a coin block from Mario.  He counted the pixels and corresponded them  to the correct number of bricks.  

This particular piece is made using only yellow, white and black bricks. Using 2 x 6 bricks on the bottom and building up using different sizes of bricks.

Special thanks to the picture that inspired him to build it..